The new iPhone 7 has been released with new features and no headphone jack. Some people may want to upgrade to the latest flagship Apple device, but others don’t exactly want the new phone. There’s a lot of controversy coming from the loss of a headphone jack, so some users still prefer the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus.
Undoubtedly, the 6 series still outperforms most of the smartphones in the market today, but there’s one part of the device that doesn’t last long: the battery.
If you want to keep your iPhone 6 at the top of its game, changing the battery will refresh its life span.
If your phone is still under warranty, we recommend you bring it to the Apple store, or to the nearest service center. Only change the battery yourself if you’re willing to save cash and bring out your tools.
Luckily, it doesn’t take an engineer to change the battery. In fact, anyone can do it as long as they have the right knowledge and tools.
First, you have to get your tools and items ready. Here’s a quick list of what you need to get started:
- A small suction cup
- A small suction cupOne small plastic
- One small plastic pick to pry some parts open
- A hair dryer
- One pentalobe screwdriver
- One (preferably) original replacement battery for the model of your iPhone (Make sure it’s the correct one)
Before we start, here’s a tip for battery safety; make sure the battery you buy comes from a trusted source. You wouldn’t want to deal with a faulty battery because it could damage your phone for good.
The process is pretty basic, and you’ll find the different iPhones to have the same procedure. They only have different battery sizes, but everything else is pretty much the same.
The process to replace iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus’s battery is pretty much the same except the batteries differ in length and width.
Let’s replace your iPhone battery!
1) Turn off your iPhone and open it up.
Turning off your iPhone is crucial. You wouldn’t want to mess with the circuitry while it’s on, so play it safe and turn your phone off. When you’ve done that, use the pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two screws right next to the lightning port. After you’ve removed the screws, use the tiny suction cup and place it right on top of the home button. Use this to pry the phone open and use the plastic tool as leverage.
2) Open up the phone and detach the battery connector
Lift it open, but don’t raise it higher than 90 degrees because you might damage some of the display cables. You’ll see the display cables terminating into a compartment with screws. Remove the screws and use your plastic tool to disconnect the screen wire. Once you do this, you will gain access to the battery connector. Once again, use your plastic tool to lift the battery connector off the chipset.
3) Removing the battery
In the case of the iPhone 6, the battery is glued to the housing of the phone. With your hair dryer, heat up the back of your iPhone to soften the glue. After heating up the glue, the battery should be able to move freely. Gently lift the battery with your plastic tool and detach it from the phone.
4) Replacing the battery
If you’ve reached this point, then you’re almost done! Since you’ve melted the glue, you’ll need to add a little more glue to keep your new battery secure. You may use any glue as long as it doesn’t melt quickly. Place the battery into the allotted slot, and reinstall the connectors and the cover you unscrewed previously. Set the screen back into the housing of the phone and insert the screws once again, into the sides of the lightning port.
5) Booting up your phone
If your phone doesn’t turn on after you install the battery, don’t worry. The battery was factory-charged so don’t expect much from it. Leave it charging until you see the Apple logo pop out, and then you’re good!
If you follow these five easy steps and handle it with care, your phone will be as good as new!